BJP women leader Juhi Chowdhuri held in child trafficking case

Bharatiya Janata Party's women's wing leader Juhi Chowdhury, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from the India-Nepal border as a suspect in connection with a child trafficking case, has been sent in 12 days CID remand by the Jalpaiguri District Court.

Speaking to ANI in Siliguri here after coming out of the court, Juhi demanded an enquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

She was on the run for the last few days after her name was linked to the case involving trafficking of children.

The CID had earlier in January this year received a complaint from the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) about irregularities prevailing in three children homes run by Chakraborty.

The investigation into the three orphanage homes indicated Chakraborty and her associate Sonali Mondal reportedly sold babies to foreign countries.

Meanwhile, casting doubts on the West Bengal government's investigation into Juhi's involvement in child trafficking case, party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday alleged that the saffron party workers are being trapped and demoralised by the state government.

''The West Bengal government and police do not work like a government should, but works as a party. I do not trust their investigation. They are just trying to demoralise the BJP workers by any means,'' he told ANI.

However, Vijayvargiya asserted that if any BJP worker is involved in this act then the party will initiate strict action.

''Of course if Juhi Chowdhury is involved in this case then she must be punished,'' he said.